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Friday, September 7, 2012

New ink!

If you don't know me in real life, you probably don't know that I like tattoos. Even if you do know me in real life you might not know. I don't fit the tattoo stereotype at all!

I have a chinese symbol on my ankle meaning twin- my twin sister has it too. I have "grace" in romanian on my hip. I have Ryan's birthday in Roman numerals on my back. I have a peace dove on my wrist.

And today I got a feather on my back. There is a poem by Emily Dickinson called Hope that really speaks to me.

“Hope” is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops - at all -

And sweetest - in the Gale - is heard -
And sore must be the storm -
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm -

I’ve heard it in the chillest land -
And on the strangest Sea -
Yet - never - in Extremity,
It asked a crumb - of me.
So I got a feather in honor of my Lauren Hope.
I LOVE it! It hurt so bad, haha. But I love it. Do you have any tattoos?


  1. five..and I don't fit into the sterotype at all either. I'd probably have a sleeve if people wouldn't treat me differently.

    Love it!!

  2. I love surprising people when they find out I have them :)

  3. I love the feather! I would like to have a tattoo, and I talk about it, but ... my husband doesn't love the idea, so I resist. :)

  4. I have several and can't wait to get the newest one to celebrate my baby! I love hearing the stories behind people's tattoos.

  5. LOVE the tattoo you got!! That's awesome. Like someone else said, I would have a sleeve if people wouldn't judge me. lol

  6. Thanks!!! It hurt SO bad and took 2 hours. I swear I'm done getting tattoos!

  7. No tattoos here - it looks like it would hurt too much! I leave the tats to my brother-in-laws. They have enough for all of us :)

  8. I don't have any tattoos, but I would get that one. It's so lovely and poetic.